Officiating is supposed to be just another condition you overcome, like the strength of the wind, the bumps of the pitch, the bounce of the ball and the intensity of the heat. And just like no one wants to hear how you lost because it was windy, you’re not supposed to blame the result on the referee. For many in sport, and especially in rugby, that’s a line you do not cross. Be forewarned, I’m... Read More
American referee Leah Berard will blow the whistle for the women's Six Nations next year. One of eight refs tabbed for the assignment, Berard is the USA's foremost reffing export at the moment.
Berard will referee Ireland and England Feb. 27 and Italy and Wales March 21.
The Wisconsin native and Midwest product has seen most of her international duty in the 7s game, serving as an assistant... Read More